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Unstoppable: The story of Siggi Wilzig: A Must Read book

Unstoppable: The story of Siggi Wilzig: A Must Read book

Siggi Wilzig, a Holocaust survivor, lived through concentration camps Auschwitz and Mauthausen, and went on to build a business empire.Op-edRonn Torossian‏, 28/07/2021 23:00
Esther Bejarano, who played in Auschwitz death camp orchestra, dies at 96

Esther Bejarano, who played in Auschwitz death camp orchestra, dies at 96

Bejarano went on to use music as a way to fight anti-Semitism and discrimination in Germany, and won numerous awards.Dan Verbin, 12/07/2021 20:30
Two swastikas burned into Auschwitz memorial in Grenoble, France

Two swastikas burned into Auschwitz memorial in Grenoble, France

The incident is the second times in recent days that swastikas have been carved into the stone monument using a blowtorch.Dan Verbin, 08/07/2021 18:43
Memorial plaque to be unveiled at Athens concentration camp

Memorial plaque to be unveiled at Athens concentration camp

Thousands of Jews, Greeks and Italian POWs were imprisoned at Haidari transit camp, with most of the Jews ending up in Auschwitz.Dan Verbin, 30/06/2021 22:13
Eva Schloss, 92-year old Holocaust survivor, regains Austrian citizenship

Eva Schloss, 92-year old Holocaust survivor, regains Austrian citizenship

Schloss, a Holocaust educator who survived Auschwitz and became Anne Frank's stepsister, also received Austria's highest national honor.Dan Verbin, 23/06/2021 14:47
Last surviving Auschwitz liberator dies at 98

Last surviving Auschwitz liberator dies at 98

David Dushman, the last surviving soldier who took part in the liberation of Auschwitz, has died at the age of 98.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2021 02:05
Last living Greek Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 94

Last living Greek Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 94

Isaac Mizan was from the former Jewish community of Arta and was one of only three survivors of 12 members of his family sent to Auschwitz.Dan Verbin, 31/05/2021 21:39
Watch: Pope Francis kisses number on hand of Auschwitz survivor

Watch: Pope Francis kisses number on hand of Auschwitz survivor

Pope Francis filmed kissing the number tattooed to the forearm of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp inmate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2021 14:25
Holocaust survivor Sara Fishman: 'The note read that the smoke they saw was their parents'

Holocaust survivor Sara Fishman: 'The note read that the smoke they saw was their parents'

Watch: Sara Fishman, who lost most of her family in Auschwitz and is a torch lighter at the '21 Yom Hashoah ceremony, tells her story.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 14:25
Outrage after anti-Semitic comments found on Google Maps Auschwitz page

Outrage after anti-Semitic comments found on Google Maps Auschwitz page

Anti-Semitic comments discovered on the Google Maps site for Auschwitz were there for months and years. They were later removed by Google.Dan Verbin, Canada, 26/03/2021 20:04
Baking matza - the bread of faith in the labor camps

Baking matza - the bread of faith in the labor camps

This Passover, gather your family and tell this story. How, in each generation, Jews are persecuted, saved, and are stronger in our faith.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 17/03/2021 16:05
Today marks the date 78-years ago when Germany began exterminating Greek Jews

Today marks the date 78-years ago when Germany began exterminating Greek Jews

Seventy-eight years ago to the day, on March 15, 1943, the Nazis began deporting Greek Jews to Auschwitz.Dan Verbin, 15/03/2021 21:55
Etsy removes ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt from its online store

Etsy removes ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt from its online store

Internet marketplace Esty removes 'Camp Auschwitz' shirt following criticism from Auschwitz Museum.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 13/01/2021 14:30
Swastika painted at Jewish cemetery near Auschwitz

Swastika painted at Jewish cemetery near Auschwitz

SS symbol, swastika scrawled on wall of Jewish cemetery in Oświęcim, Poland near site of infamous Nazi death camp.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 11/01/2021 22:23
Jeremy Corbyn's brother compares COVID vaccine to Holocaust

Jeremy Corbyn's brother compares COVID vaccine to Holocaust

Group of brother of former Labour leader distributing leaflets comparing COVID-19 vaccination program to Auschwitz atrocities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2020 06:41
Note found in child’s shoe at Auschwitz leads to discovery of his father’s suitcase

Note found in child’s shoe at Auschwitz leads to discovery of his father’s suitcase

Researchers find suitcase which likely belonged to father of child who died in Auschwitz based on inscription found in child's shoe.Marcy Oster/JTA, 07/10/2020 18:22
Auschwitz: Identifying inscriptions found in children's shoes

Auschwitz: Identifying inscriptions found in children's shoes

Handwritten inscriptions found in shoes belonging to children sent to Nazi death camp.Katarzyna Markusz/JTA, 21/07/2020 22:47
NFL player who posted anti-Semitic screed to visit Auschwitz with Holocaust survivor

NFL player who posted anti-Semitic screed to visit Auschwitz with Holocaust survivor

DeSean Jackson, the NFL player who drew fire for posting 'Hitler was right' on social media, agrees to visit Auschwitz.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/07/2020 07:05
'Preserving Auschwitz is different from preserving statues'

'Preserving Auschwitz is different from preserving statues'

Auschwitz Memorial and Museum says preserving historical site is different from preserving statues meant to honor historical figures.Marcy Oster/JTA, 06/07/2020 17:51
Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens to the public after nearly four months under a coronavirus lockdown.Elad Benari, 02/07/2020 06:21
Germany doubles fund to preserve Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germany doubles fund to preserve Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germany doubles its share of fund to preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to 120 million euros.Elad Benari, 17/06/2020 05:40
Auschwitz renovation uncovers objects hidden by prisoners

Auschwitz renovation uncovers objects hidden by prisoners

Renovation works at Auschwitz have turned up spoons, forks, cobbler's tools and other objects hidden beneath a chimney flue.AFP, 19/05/2020 18:37
Gap is selling a ‘camp shirt’ that kind of looks like an Auschwitz uniform

Gap is selling a ‘camp shirt’ that kind of looks like an Auschwitz uniform

Clothing retailer investigating claims its 'camp shirt' is reminiscent of death camp uniform.Ben Sales, JTA, 15/05/2020 07:13
Minnesota high school students mock Jews being sent to Auschwitz in TikTok video

Minnesota high school students mock Jews being sent to Auschwitz in TikTok video

Two high school students from Minnesota release TikTok video mocking Jews sent to Auschwitz.Marcy Oster, JTA, 20/04/2020 07:09
Auschwitz Memorial closes to visitors over coronavirus fears

Auschwitz Memorial closes to visitors over coronavirus fears

The Auschwitz Memorial and the site of the former Nazi camp are closed to visitors due to concerns over the coronavirus.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/03/2020 18:43
The Labor Zionist movement and the bombing of Auschwitz

The Labor Zionist movement and the bombing of Auschwitz

Jews around the world worked hard to influence allied forces to bomb gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Labor Zionists were among the leading forces in that campaign, but tragically, they did not prevail.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 03/03/2020 18:00
Amazon mini-series 'dangerous foolishness,' Auschwitz Memorial warns

Amazon mini-series 'dangerous foolishness,' Auschwitz Memorial warns

Auschwitz Memorial condemns Amazon’s Nazi-hunting series ‘Hunters’ as ‘dangerous.’Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 25/02/2020 08:24
Auschwitz museum calls on Amazon to remove Nazi propaganda from platform

Auschwitz museum calls on Amazon to remove Nazi propaganda from platform

Auschwitz museum demands Amazon drop 'Nazi propaganda' books.AFP, 22/02/2020 22:53
Muslim "Holocaust Remembrance" or negation?

Muslim "Holocaust Remembrance" or negation?

Al-Issa’s Muslim delegation to Auschwitz was a blatant case of Holocaust immoral equivalence, and aMuslim proselytization tour to “several sites of injustice” including Srebrenica, Bosnia.Dr. Andrew G. Bostom, 31/01/2020 09:14
How Jews were deceived again at Auschwitz

How Jews were deceived again at Auschwitz

The words missing from the statements of the Islamic delegation that visited Auschwitz and why we should realize that it is nothing more than a public relations stunt. Rafael Castro, 26/01/2020 08:22
VP Pence: World must stand against Holocaust-denying Iran

VP Pence: World must stand against Holocaust-denying Iran

US Vice President at Yad Vashem: Today we remember what happens when the powerless cry for help and the powerful refuse to answer.Gary Willig, 23/01/2020 15:47
Rabbi Soloveitchik on evil and suffering

Rabbi Soloveitchik on evil and suffering

Jan 27 is actually liberation of Auschwitz Memorial Day, but this week world leaders are in Israel to commemorate the date.Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, 22/01/2020 12:00
'We cannot wait for others, we must take action ourselves'

'We cannot wait for others, we must take action ourselves'

Action and Protection League Chairman Rabbi Shlomo Koves tells Arutz Sheva about partnering efforts to 'combat anti-Semitism'.Nitsan Keidar, Poland, 21/01/2020 22:36
Netanyahu welcomes world leaders to Jerusalem

Netanyahu welcomes world leaders to Jerusalem

'It is important that world leaders remember where we came from,' PM says as leaders gather for 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2020 18:27
Police prepare for visit of world leaders

Police prepare for visit of world leaders

Israel Police mobilize for visit of dozens of world leaders for marking of 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2020 10:59
These are the world leaders who will attend the 75th World Holocaust Forum this week

These are the world leaders who will attend the 75th World Holocaust Forum this week

Kings, princes, presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers to converge on Jerusalem, commemorate the Holocaust. This is the full list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2020 22:46
Poland has done it again

Poland has done it again

The unprecedented arrogance of the Polish President is an insult to the victims of Auschwitz and the survivors of the Holocaust.Walter Bingham, 10/01/2020 16:30
Record number of people visited Auschwitz in 2019

Record number of people visited Auschwitz in 2019

A record 2.3 million visitors toured former Nazi death camp last year, an increase of 170,000 from 2018.Ben Ariel, 08/01/2020 03:09
Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda refuses to attend event marking 75 years since liberation of Auschwitz if he is not allowed to speak.AFP, 07/01/2020 20:45
Watch: Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz

Watch: Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz

Watch live as German Chancellor Merkel pays her first-ever visit to Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2019 13:04
German government to donate 60 million euros to Auschwitz

German government to donate 60 million euros to Auschwitz

Chancellor Angela Merkel will bring 60 million euro donation to help conserve Auschwitz-Birkenau when she visits the site on Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2019 01:06
Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with images of Auschwitz

Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with images of Auschwitz

Online retail giant removes bottle openers and Christmas ornaments featuring images of Auschwitz hours after complaints filed.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/12/2019 20:26
Auschwitz Christmas ornaments put up for sale at Amazon

Auschwitz Christmas ornaments put up for sale at Amazon

Christmas ornaments and bottle openers featuring images from Auschwitz now up for sale at online retail giant Amazon.com.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/12/2019 19:18
Germany's Angela Merkel to pay first visit to Auschwitz Friday

Germany's Angela Merkel to pay first visit to Auschwitz Friday

German chancellor set to make first visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Friday, making her the third chancellor to do so.AFP, 29/11/2019 14:50
World leaders to mark Auschwitz liberation by visiting Jerusalem

World leaders to mark Auschwitz liberation by visiting Jerusalem

Dozens of world leaders will visit Jerusalem to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation.Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/11/2019 21:43
Angela Merkel to visit Auschwitz for first time

Angela Merkel to visit Auschwitz for first time

German Chancellor to visit infamous Nazi death camp for first time in her 14-year tenure on 75th anniversary of camp's liberation.Marcy Oster/JTA, 21/11/2019 22:54
Blogger apologizes for photo of rubber duck at Auschwitz

Blogger apologizes for photo of rubber duck at Auschwitz

Travel blogger comes under fire after posting a photo on his Instagram account of a rubber duck on the iconic tracks outside Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, 12/11/2019 03:06
US Army commander suspended for 'Arbeit Macht Frei' memo

US Army commander suspended for 'Arbeit Macht Frei' memo

Commander of US Army recruiting company in Texas suspended after distributing memo using picture of entrance to Auschwitz.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/08/2019 08:05
Uruguay soccer player 'didn't intend' to harm Holocaust victims

Uruguay soccer player 'didn't intend' to harm Holocaust victims

Uruguayan soccer star apologizes over joyful birthday photo at Auschwitz.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 21/08/2019 14:25
Omar and Tlaib must be sure to investigate 'Auschwitz in Palestine'

Omar and Tlaib must be sure to investigate 'Auschwitz in Palestine'

The idea that there is “an Auschwitz in every city in Palestine” may puzzle some people, because every major Palestinian Arab city (and most minor ones, too) are under the exclusive rule of the PA, not Israel. Moshe Phillips, 06/08/2019 18:44
Abusing the term "Concentration Camp"

Abusing the term "Concentration Camp"

My grandparents were forcibly taken from their home, squeezed into cattle cars and ultimately placed in a concentration camp, where the Nazis hoped all would die. These concentration camps were meant to be their final destination on this earth. David Billet , 04/08/2019 09:09
Beloved 'Hoosier' Holocaust survivor Eva Kor dies at 85

Beloved 'Hoosier' Holocaust survivor Eva Kor dies at 85

Kor, a survivor of Dr. Mengele's inhumane experiments,, who preached forgiveness even to the Nazis, dies while leading trip to Auschwitz.Sara Rubenstein, 04/07/2019 21:40
Exhibit shows how faith helped Holocaust survivors

Exhibit shows how faith helped Holocaust survivors

New exhibit with alternative approach to Holocaust remembrance opens at Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2019 13:40
Oldest Auschwitz survivor in France dies at 101

Oldest Auschwitz survivor in France dies at 101

Henriette Cohen was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. She returned to France eight months later weighing 77 pounds.Sara Rubenstein, 28/06/2019 14:38
'Holocaust education should be mandatory for congressmen'

'Holocaust education should be mandatory for congressmen'

Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg invites Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tour Auschwitz with him.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 21/06/2019 14:58
Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on items sold online

Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on items sold online

Authorities at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum protest to online vendor selling items bearing photos of the former Nazi death camp.Ben Ariel, 09/05/2019 05:39
Auschwitz survivor: 'It's vital for our future to know our past'

Auschwitz survivor: 'It's vital for our future to know our past'

Watch: Arutz Sheva meets Canadian Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger at the March of the Living.Yoni Kempinski, 03/05/2019 13:29